City University of the latest York Graduate School and University Center.Abstract
We examined the associations between internalized homophobia, outness, community connectedness, depressive signs, and relationship quality among a diverse community test of 396 lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people. Structural equation models revealed that internalized homophobia had been connected with greater relationship issues both generally and among combined individuals separate of community and outness connectedness. Depressive symptoms mediated the relationship between internalized homophobia and relationship issues. This research improves present understandings regarding the relationship between internalized homophobia and relationship quality by differentiating amongst the aftereffects of the core construct of internalized homophobia as well as its correlates and results. The findings are of help for counselors enthusiastic about interventions and therapy ways to assist LGB individuals deal with internalized homophobia and relationship dilemmas.